C.P.E.: A Listener’s Guide to the Other Bach
March 1, 2017
Despite being almost 300 years old, C.P.E. Bach is “relatively speaking, a very new field,” according to music critic David Hurwitz. Overshadowed by his illustrious father Johann Sebastian, and later by the greats of the Classical period, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, Bach had what Hurwitz describes as a long life but a short biography. In his engaging Listener’s Guide to the Other Bach, Hurwitz gives us a biographical overview of this neglected composer and then analyzes the works in his catalog one by one.